RODC (read-only domain controller)
A read-only domain controller (RODC) is a server that hosts an Active Directory
database's read-only partitions and responds to security authentication
RODC, which was designed to be used in branch offices that cannot support their own domain
controllers, can be used in a Windows
Server 2008 environment or higher.
Before installing RODCs, Microsoft recommends that organizations meet some prerequisites to
ensure they work properly, including having a functional AD
forest level set at Windows Server 2003 or higher and at least one writeable domain controller
deployed on Windows Server 2008 or higher.
Contributor(s): Toni Boger
This was last updated in January 2014
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